Treasure Island

Ezra Pound

(30 October 1885 – 1 November 1972 / Hailey / Idaho)

Alf’s Fourth Bit


Rudyard the dud yard,
Rudyard the false measure,
Told 'em that glory
Ain't always a pleasure,
But said it wuz glorious nevertheless
To lick the boots of the bloke
That makes the worst mess.

Keep up the grand system
Don't tell what you know,
Your grandad got the rough edge.
Ain't it always been so ?
Your own ma' warn't no better
Than the Duchess of Kaugh.
My cousin's named Baldwin
An' 'e looks like a tofft

You 'ark to the sargent,
And don't read no books;
Go to God like a sojer;
What counts is the looks.

Submitted: Thursday, April 01, 2010

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Alf’s Fourth Bit by Ezra Pound )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

New Poems

  1. To Reward You, Edward Kofi Louis
  2. Pysch notes chapter 2, imani halley
  3. Wiles, Edward Kofi Louis
  4. FLIGHT OF ECSTASY, Donald R Charon
  5. dream and dreamer, binod bastola
  6. Sound And Silence, Edward Kofi Louis
  7. We are superior to all, Aftab Alam
  8. Love Deity, Aftab Alam
  9. Your Love Affairs With Nature, Edward Kofi Louis
  10. With love affairs, hasmukh amathalal

Poem of the Day

poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When the hours of Day are numbered,
And the voices of the Night
Wake the better soul, that slumbered,
To a holy, calm delight;

Ere the evening lamps are lighted,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

 

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  3. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  4. Footsteps of Angels, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  7. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  8. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  10. They Ask Me for Verses!, Jose Rizal

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]